Neue Schule is undertaking research for which we need your
help. If you are interested in contributing to our research, please enter this course to
register your interest and tell us about any professional qualifications that
you have (equestrian or otherwise).
What we will need from you is a long-term commitment to help us evaluate videos. The time involved will be minimal, we apologize but we cannot give an estimate of the amount of time involved, but assure that it will be minimal; it is very important however that once you start you remain committed throughout the process.
The reason for this is because we would like to use what is called a blind experiment. This is an experimental method used to ensure impartiality. What this means is that we will know what was done in a test but you won’t and therefore the person analysing the data remains “blind” to the treatment so that any bias is avoided. Don’t worry, we will tell you what was done once the project has been completed!
You will receive access to videos and be asked to complete a table by checking of observations of specific behaviours. You will then return the completed table to us and await the next video. It is that simple!
- Research manager: Dr. Caroline Benoist